Just got back from the railroad earth show. Some impressions:
- Times. ok. I was spoiled last week at the show in boulder
that said it started at 8pm and then really started at
8pm. This show, the venue said it started at 9pm. The bands
website said they “headlined” at 10:30pm. We got there
around 10 or 10:15. The opening act was just
starting. Railroad Earth didn’t go on until around 11:15 or
11:20. I didn’t even care for that kind of junk when I was
- The opening act wasn’t bad. The sound wasn’t the
greatest, and I never could hear what they were saying when
they were talking between songs, but they were good. They
did a cover of an asylum street spankers song!
- The Drunk/Trippin/Stoned hippy that was careening through
the crowd was somewhat amusing, but when he caused me to
spill 1/4 of my beer twice I wasn’t too happy with him. You
would think I wouldn’t have been someone he would collide
with, being the 6’3″ large guy with the steel toed boots,
but he didn’t seem to care. After the first two times I kept
an eye out for him and made sure to hold my place and my
beer when he came by. He seemed to move accross from the
left side to the right side of the stage every few songs.
- The show was in denver, so: smoke. I never notice it when
I am there, hell a smoker could blow a big cloud in my face
and I wouldn’t care, but when I get home I reak and just
want to take a shower. It especially gets in my hair.
- Railroad Earth was quite good. They played long and
hard. Lots of dancing going on. We stayed until about 1:20
or so, and they were still playing. (although the bar would
be closing before too long, so they were probibly near the
end of their set). Would have liked to have stayed, but
everyone was getting really tired.
- Shortly after RailRoad Earth started playing, this artist
guy setup a light and an easel and started painting. It was
pretty cool. The first painting he did was a railroad going
out into the sunset. He did at least a few more, but I
didn’t see what those were. Not sure if he was with the band
or the venue or just someone who liked painting to live
Time to go wash my hair and sleep.